• VALA2016 Session 8 Mason

     
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    Ingrid Mason
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    Linked open data and Australia's GLAMs

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
    Wednesday 10 February 2016, 10:50 - 11:20
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-mason

    Ingrid Mason

    Intersect Australia, NSW

    Rowan Brownlee

    Australian National Data Service, ACT

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    Abstract

    Linked open data (LOD) methods are increasingly being applied to aggregate and integrate data and impact upon data and technical infrastructures enabling resource discovery and interoperability. In October to November 2015, the authors visited nine teams leading the way with LOD practices, in programmes, institutes, universities, and libraries in the USA, Europe, and the UK. This paper presents the nature of LOD methods, the context for practice change, insights from site visits as exemplars of practice change, and an accompanying analysis in support of Australian GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) practice change.

     

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  • VALA2010 Session 12 Greenhill

     

    VALA20120Taking matters into our own hands: influencing factors and concerning factors for libraries that developed Open Source library software

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 12 - IT Management
    Thursday 11 February 2010 10:30 - 11:00
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-12-greenhill

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperKathryn Greenhill, 2008 VALA Travel Scholar

    Special Services Librarian, Cottesloe-Mosman Park-Peppermint Grove Library
    http://KathrynGreenhill.com and http://www.thegrovelibrary.com

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    Abstract

    Libraries that develop Open Source library software are influenced by a number of factors. The insights from this group are useful for library staff who are considering adopting Open Source library software. The author surveyed and interviewed staff who developed Scriblio, SOPAC2, VUFind, Blacklight, Koha and Evergreen. She also interviewed librarians who specified the Open Library Environment. The interviews and questionnaires revealed a common attitude to the cost of Open Source Software; similar concerns about speed and process for enhancements to proprietary library software; and similar satisfaction with the control and community that Open Source software has brought to their library operations.

  • VALA2008 Session 10 Forsyth

     

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperFancy walkie talkies, Star Trek communicators or roving reference?

    VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Enabling Technologies
    Wednesday 6 February 2008 15:10 - 15:40
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-10-forsyth

    VALA Travel ScholarEllen Forsyth, 2006 VALA Travel Scholar

    Consultant, Public Library Services, State Library of New South Wales
    http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the customer service benefits of using Vocera badges, which utilise a portable wireless technology (WiFi), to facilitate roving reference service. Use of portable voice communication devices allows the help to be taken to the people and away from service desks. These communication technologies allow library staff to easily access the expertise of other staff. There are no library uses of Vocera devices in Australia at August 2007.

     

  • VALA2006 Session 1 Raunik

     

    VALA2006An investigation of streaming - webcasting and webconferencing technologies in the US and UK

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: New Technology
    Wednesday 8 February 2006, 11:55 - 12:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-session-1-raunik

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAnna Raunik, 2004 VALA Travel Scholar

    A/Director, Public Library Services, State Library of Queensland
    http://www.slq.qld.gov.au

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    Abstract

    The VALA Travel Scholarship study trip undertaken in mid 2005 investigated a range of webcasting, streaming and webconferencing solutions that have been implemented in North America and UK. The tour included visits to a range of libraries, museums and galleries using these services. The paper reports on the services and the implications of these technologies for libraries. The technologies present new service delivery opportunities for libraries in Australia and also provide options for professional staff development.

     

  • VALA2004 Session 4 O'Brien

     

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    Collaboration, community and consortia in the digital provision of art images

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Managing Digital Objects
    Tuesday 3 February 2004, 14:00 - 14:30

    Stephen O’Brien, 2002 VALA Travel Scholar

    Campus Librarian, Hunter Street Campus, Hunter Institute – TAFE NSW
    http://www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au

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    Abstract

    A convergence of technologies is bringing about a fundamental shift in the way in which art and cultural resources are being accessed. I will describe some of the image databases and delivery systems which have been developed, how collaborative and consortia ventures are distributing cultural content beyond traditional boundaries and how standards developed by the visual resources community have facilitated systems interoperability and helped to create the possibility of a massive growth in the availability of resources online. I also examine implications for the wider library and information management community, especially as they relate to education.

  • VALA2004 Session 3 Solomons

     

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    Beam me up! Supporting PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) in medical libraries: new technology, or just another format?

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: eBooks
    Tuesday 3 February 2004, 10:45 - 11:15

    Terena Solomons, 2002 VALA Travel Scholar

    Library Manager, Hollywood Private Hospital Library
    http://www.hollywood.ramsayhealth.com.au

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    Abstract

    This paper, based on a research trip to North America in 2003, which was generously sponsored by the VALA Travel Scholarship program, reports on ways in which medical libraries are supporting clinicians in the use of hand held computer technology, specifically Personal Digital Assistants PDAs. The types of services and support offered by hospital and academic health science libraries include: evaluating and selecting PDA clinical content, circulating PDA devices pre-loaded with clinical content, creating websites with links to PDA resources, conducting training sessions, facilitating PDA User Groups, and providing synching cradles and beaming stations for clients. The paper examines library initiatives for integrating new handheld computer technology to services and collections and outlines some of the licensing models for PDA- formatted content.

  • VALA2002 Session 8 Magnussen

     
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    Electronic Rights Management in the United Kingdom

    VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: e-content
    Thursday 7 February 2002, 15:10 – 15:40
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-8-magnussen

    Amanda Magnussen

    IP Australia Library

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    Abstract

    In recent years, there have been considerable developments in both international and national laws relating to copyright, as governments struggle to come to terms with developments in technology. Libraries, too, are attempting to find appropriate ways of managing the rights in electronic materials. This paper, based on research visits made to the United Kingdom in 2001, explores some of the electronic rights management systems and solutions being developed in British libraries.

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  • VALA2000 Session 8 Carman Brown

     

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    The progress of digitization technology, particularly multimedia, within some British cultural institutions

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Multimedia
    Thursday 17 February 2000, 14:00 - 14:30

    Lesley Carman-Brown, 1998/99 VALA Travel Scholar

    Public Programs Coordinator, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Curtin University of Technology
    http://john.curtin.edu.au


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    Abstract

    This paper, based on a research visit to the United Kingdom in 1999, discusses the electronic progress being achieved by some major British cultural institutions, particularly in comparison to digitization progress which has been made by Australia's first prime ministerial library. It examines digitization of difficult collection areas such as multimedia and the desirability of upscaling digital projects.

  • VALA2000 Session 5 Galante

     

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    Treatments for ‘Agoraphobia’: International Developments for the Hybrid Library

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Technology Management
    Wednesday 16 February 2000, 15:10 - 15:40

    Vincent Galante, 1998/99 VALA Travel Scholar

    Head, Information Systems, La Trobe University Library
    http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au


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    Abstract

    This paper based on a study visit made in May 1999, generously sponsored by the VALA Travel Scholarship program, reports on developmental projects that seek to aid library users to efficiently discover and locate information resources. In the current information landscape, where resources exist in a variety of formats, the goal is to develop systems that seamlessly integrate the globally distributed content. The report includes descriptions of the most promising UK eLib program funded research projects into Hybrid Library Systems and some of the Digital Library Initiatives in USA Universities. It also identifies and provides links to other international research on creating Digital Library Systems.

  • Travel Scholar 2014

     

    Travel Scholar

    The VALA Travel Scholarship for 2014 is awarded to Ingrid Mason.

    Ingrid Mason is a self-professed metadata nerd and technologist, who has found a work-space that satisfies her interests in culture, the humanities, semantics and the web.

    Ingrid Mason

    Ingrid has interests in: data, technology and research. She works as an eResearch Analyst for Intersect Australia and as a Data Specialist for the Australian National Data Service.

    She has a background in digital cultural heritage (digital collection and preservation) and enabling discovery and interoperability across galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (the GLAM sector) - and - in providing eResearch support services for humanities, arts and social sciences including research data management and software development.

    Ingrid will be travelling internationally in order to look at libraries...

    She will travel to the United States, France, Belgium, Finland, and England and aims to visit the following organisations to find out about the following projects, platforms and initiatives creating, working with and publishing linked open data.

      • Stanford University Library (Linked Data 4 Libraries)
      • New York Public Library Labs (platform and data services)
      • Digital Public Library of America (platform and data services)
      • Bibliothèque Nationale de France (data.bnf.fr data service)
      • Europeana (data.europeana.eu data service)
      • National Library of Finland (FINTO data service)
      • British Library (bnb.data.bl.uk data service)

    We look forward to hearing the results of Ingrid's research at the VALA2016 conference.

    Congratulations, Ingrid!

  • Travel Scholar 2012

     

    The VALA Travel Scholarship for 2012 is awarded to Warren Cheetham from City Libraries Townsville.

    Travel ScholarWarren will be travelling to Canada and the United States in order to investigate existing and planned projects where fibre-broadband rollouts affect libraries, whether positively or negatively. He will identify and report on current best practice and make recommendations as to where Australian libraries might contribute to the global conversation about libraries and fibre-broadband applications.

    We look forward to hearing the results of Warren's research at the VALA2014 conference.

    Congratulations, Warren!

  • Travel Scholar 2010

     

    The VALA Travel Scholarship for 2010 is awarded to Tristan Badham from RMIT University.

    Travel ScholarTristan will be travelling to the United Kingdom and the United States in order to investigate various uses of QR codes and mobile devices, most commonly smartphones, which assist library patrons to inform and expand their use of library facilities. He will investigate what what resources and information the QR codes refer people to, the maintenance and updates of QR codes when the information they refer to changes, and how it is decided what the codes will refer people to. His project would also investigate the possible expansion of their use.

    Congratulations, Tristan!

    Tristan's research is documented in his paper. This is available via the VALA2012 Conference Proceedings.

     

  • Travel Scholar 2008

     

    Kathryn Greenhill

    Travel ScholarThe VALA Travel Scholarship for 2008 was awarded to Kathryn Greenhill from Murdoch University. Kathryn traveled to the United States and Canada in order to study Alternative Discovery Layers and Open Source Library Management Systems. She investigated what they do technically and whether organisations that implement them have common factors that make them early adopters of technology.

    Kathryn's findings were presented at the VALA2010 Conference.

  • Travel Scholar 2006

     

    VALA Travel ScholarThe VALA Travel Scholarship for 2006 was awarded to Ellen Forsyth from the Public Library Services at the State Library of New South Wales.  Ellen travelled to the United States in order to study the use of Vocera badges, which utilise portable wireless technology (WiFi), to facilitate roving reference service in public libraries. She investigated what they do technically and how these devices are changing the delivery of references services in libraries.

    Ellen's findings were presented at the VALA 2008 Conference.

  • Travel Scholar 2004

     

    VALA Travel ScholarAnna Raunik, State Library of Queensland. An investigation of streaming - webcasting and webconferencing technologies in the US and UK.

    This VALA Travel Scholarship study trip was undertaken in mid 2005 to investigated a range of webcasting, streaming and webconferencing solutions that have been implemented in North America and UK. The tour included visits to a range of libraries, museums and galleries using these services.

    Anna's findings were presented at the VALA2006 Conference.

  • Travel Scholar 2002 b

     

    VALA Travel ScholarStephen O'Brien, Hunter Institute of TAFE NSW. Collaboration, community and consortia in the digital provision of art image resources

  • Travel Scholar 2002 a

     

    VALA Travel ScholarTerena Solomons, Hollywood Private Hospital, WA. Beam me up! Supporting PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) in medical libraries - new technology or just another format?

  • Travel Scholar 2000 b

    Phillipa Webb, Northern Territory Library and Information Service, Factors which influence the successful implementation of digital technology in Aboriginal communities

  • Travel Scholar 2000 a

     

    VALA Travel ScholarAmanda Magnussen, IP Australia Library, ACT, Electronic rights management in the UK

  • Travel Scholar 1998 b

     

    VALA Travel ScholarLesley Carman Brown, Curtin University, WA, The progress of digitisation technology, particularly multimedia, within some British cultural institutions

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